around the world in 80 ways

Challenge series hosted by santamonica812. Challenges start on Thursdays.
We will be displaying images from different countries around the world. Some countries will be the subject of one challenge, and other countries will be divided into even more challenges. I hope to award several "judge's choice" awards for each challenge, in addition to the usual voting results. My hope is that, through your amazing photos from around the world, we will encourage people to travel more, to see some of the places you show in your challenge entries.
Finished (66 challenges)
Entries: 21
Winners announced: 17th April, 2014 GMT
Winner: Lazy cat
We finish up our extended tour of Africa with the southernmost countries: [1] Swaziland; [2] Lesotho; and [3] South Africa. A lot of people have been to SA, so entries from Swaziland and Lesotho are especially welcome. If there are more entries than I expect, then I'll probably add more spaces, so everyone who wants can enter. Entrants are required to (1) vote for each other entry, (2) read the...
Entries: 10
Winners announced: 10th April, 2014 GMT
Winner: Oiling round at Germiston, South Africa
We finish up our extended tour of Africa with two challenges aimed at the southernmost countries: [1] Swaziland; [2] Lesotho; and [3] South Africa. A lot of people have been to SA, so entries from Swaziland and Lesotho are especially welcome. If there are more entries than I expect, then I'll probably add more spaces, so everyone who wants can enter. Entrants are required to (1) vote for...
Entries: 26
Winners announced: 3rd April, 2014 GMT
Winner: Sosussvlei Namibia.
As we move (roughly) south thru Africa, this challenge will cover only the countries of Botswana and Namibia. These countries have some of the best game parks on earth, so I'm sure we'll be seeing some amazing animal photos. Of course, you can surprise us with something different...sand dunes, the waters of the Delta, or anything else that inspires you. I am unsure about how many people have...
Entries: 16
Winners announced: 27th March, 2014 GMT
Winner: Himba tribe in Namibia
As we move (roughly) south thru Africa, this challenge will cover only the countries of Botswana and Namibia. I hope that many members have been to the game parks here, but for this challenge, you'll have to show us photos of the people. I am unsure about how many people have been to these countries, so I don't think we'll hit the 35-entry maximum. If we do, then I'll probably add more...
Entries: 14
Winners announced: 20th March, 2014 GMT
Winner: After The Kill
As we move (roughly) south thru Africa, this challenge will cover the following countries: [1] Tanzania; [2] Malawi; [3] Mozambique; [4] Madagascar; [5] Seychelles; and [6] Mauritius. I am unsure about how many people have been to these countries, so I don't think we'll hit the 35-entry maximum. If we do, then I'll probably add more spaces, so everyone who wants can enter. Entrants are...
Entries: 20
Winners announced: 13th March, 2014 GMT
Winner: Maasai Merchant
As we move (roughly) south thru Africa, the next two challenges will cover the following countries: [1] Tanzania; [2] Malawi; [3] Mozambique; [4] Madagascar; [5] Seychelles; and [6] Mauritius. I am unsure about how many people have been to these countries, so I don't think we'll hit the 35-entry maximum. If we do, then I'll probably add more spaces, so everyone who wants can enter. Entrants are...
Entries: 23
Winners announced: 6th March, 2014 GMT
Winner: Flamingos
As we move (roughly) south thru Africa, this challenge will cover the following countries: [1] Djibouti; [2] Ethiopia; [3] Somalia; and [4] Kenya. I am unsure about how many people have been to these countries, so I don't think we'll hit the 35-entry maximum. If we do, then I'll probably add more spaces, so everyone who wants can enter. Entrants are required to (1) vote for each other entry,...
Entries: 14
Winners announced: 27th February, 2014 GMT
Winner: Julius in his mother's hut
As we move (roughly) south thru Africa, the next two challenges will cover the following countries: [1] Djibouti; [2] Ethiopia; [3] Somalia; and [4] Kenya. I am unsure about how many people have been to these countries, so I don't think we'll hit the 35-entry maximum. If we do, then I'll probably add more spaces, so everyone who wants can enter. Entrants are required to (1) vote for each other...
Entries: 17
Winners announced: 20th February, 2014 GMT
Winner: The Smoke that Thunders - Victoria Falls Station, Zimbabwe
As we move (roughly) south thru Africa, the this challenge will cover the following countries: [1] Burundi, [2] Uganda, [3] Rwanda, [4] The CAR, [5] Dem Rep of Congo; [6] Zimbabwe, and [7] Zambia. It is my sense that very few people have been to many/all of these countries, so I don't think we'll hit the 35-entry maximum. If we do, then I'll probably add more spaces, so everyone who wants can...
Entries: 11
Winners announced: 13th February, 2014 GMT
Winner: Welcome to Zimbabwe!
As we move (roughly) south thru Africa, the next two challenges will cover the following countries: [1] Burundi, [2] Uganda, [3] Rwanda, [4] The CAR, [5] Dem Rep of Congo; [6] Zimbabwe, and [7] Zambia. It is my sense that very few people have been to many/all of these countries, so I don't think we'll hit the 35-entry maximum. If we do, then I'll probably add more spaces, so everyone who wants...
Entries: 9
Winners announced: 30th January, 2014 GMT
Winner: A Nomad woman in Jos, Nigeria
UPDATE: I will be allowing 3 entries per person for this challenge.] As we move (roughly) south thru Africa, the next two challenges will cover the following countries: [1] Nigeria; [2] Cameroon; [3] Eq. Guinea; [4] Sao Tome; [5] Gabon; [6] Congo; and [7] Angola. It is my sense that very few people have been to many/all of these countries, so I don't think we'll hit the 35-entry maximum. If...
Entries: 31
Winners announced: 23rd January, 2014 GMT
Winner: Quiet early morning hours.A new workday starts-
As we move (roughly) south thru Africa, the last week's and this week's challenge will cover the following LONG list of countries: [1] Gambia; [2] Senegal; [3] Guinea Bissau; [4] Guinea; [5] Sierra Leone; [6] Liberia; [7] Cote d'Ivory; [8] Burkina Faso; [9] Ghana; [10] Togo; [11] Benin; and [12] Nigeria. It is my sense that very few people have been to many/all of these countries, so I am...
Entries: 21
Winners announced: 16th January, 2014 GMT
Winner: Banjul Boy
As we move (roughly) south thru Africa, the last week's and this week's challenge will cover the following LONG list of countries: [1] Gambia; [2] Senegal; [3] Guinea Bissau; [4] Guinea; [5] Sierra Leone; [6] Liberia; [7] Cote d'Ivory; [8] Burkina Faso; [9] Ghana; [10] Togo; [11] Benin; and [12] Nigeria. It is my sense that very few people have been to many/all of these countries, so I am...
Entries: 21
Winners announced: 9th January, 2014 GMT
Winner: no winner
My challenges will move through Africa, roughly from N to S. We've already done Egypt, so these past 2 challenges are focusing on the following countries and regions: [1] Western Sahara;[2] Morocco; [3] Tunesia; [4] Algeria, [5] Libya; [6] Mauritania; [7] Mali; [8] Niger; [9] Chad; [10] Sudan; [[11] South Sudan. It is my sense that very few people have been to many/all of these countries, so I...
Entries: 17
Winners announced: 2nd January, 2014 GMT
Winner: Heading home in the blinding sunset, Marrakesh, Morocco
My challenges will move through Africa, roughly from N to S. We've already done Egypt, so the next two challenges will be for the following countries and regions: [1] Western Sahara;[2] Morocco; [3] Tunesia; [4] Algeria, [5] Libya; [6] Mauritania; [7] Mali; [8] Niger; [9] Chad; [10] Sudan; [[11] South Sudan. It is my sense that very few people have been to many/all of these countries, so I...
Entries: 16
Winners announced: 26th December, 2013 GMT
Winner: Camel trip in Sinai
Last week we focus on the people of Egypt. Now, we move on to everything else. Valley of the Queen; the famous Nile; Luxor, sand dunes in the desert; or of course, the Sphinx and Pyramids in Giza. And SO MUCH MORE. Of course, the bar is set pretty high here. Like photographing the Taj Mahal in India, if you want to wow us with a subject that we've all see a thousand times before, you'll...
Entries: 13
Winners announced: 19th December, 2013 GMT
Winner: Old man smoking the shisha in Kharga Oasis, Egypt
As we finish our quick trip around the Middle East, we land in Egypt. There is so much to shoot here, so you all better bring you "A" game and give us images that are new and fresh. Both environmental and traditional portraits are fine. As usual for my challenges, Entrants are required to (1) vote for each other entry, (2) read the comments (if any) below this challenge, in case I or other...
Entries: 7
Winners announced: 12th December, 2013 GMT
Winner: Hama - Syria
Last week, we did the people of these countries. Now, show us everything else. The farms, landscapes, seasides, local animals, old buildings, etc. Whatever embodies that country to you. As usual for my challenges, Entrants are required to (1) vote for each other entry, (2) read the comments (if any) below this challenge, in case I or other entrants post with Rules questions or...
Entries: 3
Winners announced: 5th December, 2013 GMT
Winner: Wrinkles Of The Soul
The two amazing countries have seen the effects of war, and so it's hard to gauge how many people have visited here. Show us the face of an elderly man, lines carved by the years. Or the adorable fresh faces of a group of young kids. There is so much character is their faces, it's hard to go wrong. If there is an unexpectedly large turnout and the challenge fills up quickly (ie, within the...
Entries: 10
Winners announced: 28th November, 2013 GMT
Winner: WadiRum
We captured Jordan's people last week. Now, show us everything else. I expect a ton of images from Petra...I would be disappointed if this does not happen. But Jordan has much more. The spectacular Wadi Rum. The unexplored north. Show us the unexpected. And if you show us the expected, wow us with great lighting, or an unusual composition, or something we haven't seen many times before. ...
Entries: 9
Winners announced: 21st November, 2013 GMT
Winner: Welcome!
I personally found the people of Jordan to be the most friendly of Any country on Earth. That may have been your experience as well. Or maybe you had a very different experience. Does not matter, show us how you felt with your photograph. Both traditional and environmental portraits are fine. As usual for my challenges, Entrants are required to (1) vote for each other entry, (2) read the...
Entries: 21
Winners announced: 14th November, 2013 GMT
Winner: Old City, Jerusalem
Last week we did the people in this reigon. Now, show us the holy land. The beaches of Tel Aviv. The buildings of Jerusalem. The desolate landscapes of the country's interior. The hustle and bustle of Nablus. It's up to you. The photo can be political. The photo can be completely non-political. That's up to you. Thought-provoking images are encouraged. (BUT NOTE: I RESERVE THE RIGHT...
Entries: 14
Winners announced: 7th November, 2013 GMT
Winner: Western Wall
It's hard to find a part of the world with more history than Israel and Palestine. With so many cultures at play, the area is a photographer's dream. Both traditional and environmental portraits are fine. (Note: The photos may be political and thought-provoking. Or, they can simply capture a slice of life. That is totally up to you guys, and the submitting photographers. (BUT NOTE: I...
Entries: 19
Winners announced: 31st October, 2013 GMT
Winner: Full moon in Istanbul
Last week we did the people of Turkey. Now, show us the history architecture. Or the mysterious landscapes. Or boats bobbing on a brilliant sea. Or anything else that says "Turkey" to you, other than portraits, of course. As usual for my challenges, Entrants are required to (1) vote for each other entry, (2) read the comments (if any) below this challenge, in case I or other entrants...
Entries: 21
Winners announced: 24th October, 2013 GMT
Winner: For Secular State
As our journey though the Middle East continues, we now hit Turkey. If you've been fortunate enough to visit, you've probably been taken by how friendly the people are. Let your photos show this. Or, show how salesmen can be pushy? Or how cute the kids are. Environmental or traditional portraits are fine. As usual for my challenges, Entrants are required to (1) vote for each other...
Entries: 13
Winners announced: 17th October, 2013 GMT
Winner: Mosque Mosaic
I have no idea how many or how few people have been to these countries, so I am combining the following countries into this challenge: (1) Saudi Arabia; (2) Iraq; (3) Iran; (4)Yemen); (5) Qatar; (6) Oman; (7) the UAE; and (8) Kuwait. There will be separate challenges in a few weeks, for Israel; Egypt; Turkey; Jorday; and Syria & Lebanon--since it's my sense that we'll find more DPR members...
Entries: 11
Winners announced: 10th October, 2013 GMT
Winner: The Driver
I have no idea how many or how few people have been to these countries, so I am combining the following countries into this challenge: (1) Saudi Arabia; (2) Iraq; (3) Iran; (4)Yemen); (5) Qatar; (6) Oman; (7) the UAE; and (8) Kuwait. There will be separate challenges in a few weeks, for Israel; Egypt; Turkey; Jordan; and Syria & Lebanon--since it's my sense that we'll find more DPR members...
Entries: 17
Winners announced: 3rd October, 2013 GMT
Winner: Standing at the Burning Gates
Images taken in the following countries are ok: Kazakhstan; Uzbekistan; Turkmenistan, Tajikistan; Kyrgyzstan; Afghanistan. All types of images are fine: Nature, portraits, buildings, etc.. Because this challenge is open to entries taken in several different countries, the title or description MUST be in the following general form: Country, city/town, plus (ideally) the specific...
Entries: 10
Winners announced: 26th September, 2013 GMT
Winner: Pakistan - Khyber Pass
Pakistan is an amazing country. But, due to a somewhat dicey political/safety situation in some parts of the country, it does not get very many visitors. This is a shame, so let's use this challenge to show non-visitors what they are missing. The spectacular scenery, the culture, the people . . . all could be worthy subjects. Only photos that were taken inside Pakistan are...
Entries: 11
Winners announced: 19th September, 2013 GMT
Winner: Manila Bay sunset
This week we continue with the country of the Philippines. Last week was portraits, and this week is anything else. Only images that were taken inside the country, of course. You can show us nature, architecture, wildlife. It is okay to have people in your image, but they *cannot* be the primary focus of the photo. If you have any questions about this, you should submit an entry early on...
Entries: 11
Winners announced: 12th September, 2013 GMT
Winner: We Are
In our journey around the world, I somehow forgot to include The Phillipines. Let's make up for that oversight. We will do 2 challenges...this one will focus on the people of the Phillipines, and next week will be everything else. Only photos taken inside the country are eligible. This challenge can have environmental portraits or traditional portraits. The person (or people) must be the main...
Entries: 24
Winners announced: 5th September, 2013 GMT
Winner: Himeji Castle Cherry Blossom Snow
Last week's challenge's theme was the people of Japan. Now, show us anything other than portraits. Tokyo's amazing buildings. A beautiful temple. Monkeys taking a bath in hot springs. Misty mountains . . . whatever says "Japan" to you. It is fine to have people in these scenes, as long as they are not the main subjects. If you have any questions, send me a PM well before the submission...
Entries: 21
Winners announced: 29th August, 2013 GMT
Winner: Ritual
In our journey around the world, I somehow forgot to include Japan. Let's make up for that oversight. We will do 2 challenges...this one will focus on Japan's people, and next week will be everything else. Only photos taken inside Japan are eligible. This challenge can have environmental portraits or traditional portraits. From infants to the elderly. Businessmen scurrying off to...
Entries: 8
Winners announced: 22nd August, 2013 GMT
Winner: Bullock cart race
India has countless holidays. And each night, most cities and towns have performers, putting on shows for visitors and locals. Let's see those images. India also has political protests, cultural events, and the like. Let's see those images as well. Let's see a wide variety of Indian cultural life in your submissions. Entrants are required to (1) vote for each other entry, (2) read...
Entries: 18
Winners announced: 15th August, 2013 GMT
Winner: Bengal Tiger
When you think of India, your mind may go to camels. Or elephants. Images of those will be fine. But you don't have to be limited to these . . . show us your capture of one of the few tigers left on Earth. Or a snake, being charmed by a swaying flute. Or a crocodile, lazing on a riverbank. Or anything else within this theme. Note: If there are humans in the image, they must be a very...
Entries: 12
Winners announced: 8th August, 2013 GMT
Winner: Farmland at Dawn near Jaipur - Rajasthan Province
Take us out of the cities and towns. Shows us rivers, lakes, deserts, mountains, etc.. It's fine to have people and/or animals in the scene. But nature must be the main focus. If my eye goes immediately to a human/animal subject, and the nature is secondary, then I'll DQ that image. You must give location information, and please try to make this information fairly specific . .. I want your...
Entries: 16
Winners announced: 1st August, 2013 GMT
Winner: Balloon flight over The Amber Fort/Palace Jaipur India
As our tour of India continues, we'll move from portraits to the amazing architecture of India. You can submit images of an entire building, of just a portion of it, of an entire neighborhood, of a bridge, etc.. When you give the location information, please give the name of the building--if you know it. You MUST at least give the city or town where it's located. As the title of this...
Entries: 21
Winners announced: 25th July, 2013 GMT
Winner: Indian Farm Girl near Jaipur - Rajasthan State - India
Last week we did male subjects. Now, only female subjects. One or several subjects are fine. No men at all, as main subjects, or as secondary subjects. (I'll deal with men lurking in the far background on a case-by-case basis.) For this challenge, both traditional portraits AND environmental portraits are fine. That's up to you. These subjects themselves must take up a significant...
Entries: 13
Winners announced: 18th July, 2013 GMT
Winner: no winner
India is a photographer's dream. And, it's a place many of us have been to. So, we'll have a larger-than-usual series covering the subcontinent. This first one cannot have any female subjects. So, an elderly man. Or, a young boy. Or, two men with a son. Etc. No women at all, as main subjects, or as secondary subjects. (I'll deal with women lurking in the far background on a...
Entries: 7
Winners announced: 11th July, 2013 GMT
Winner: Fields near Paro
Have you been to Bhutan? Nope, me neither. It's one of the most inaccessible countries on earth...strict limits on how many outsiders can visit each year. But for those lucky few, they get astonishing vistas, colorful locals, exotic festivals, and some of the friendliest people on earth. For this challenge, you can enter portraits (any type), nature, culture, architecture, etc. Anything...
Entries: 6
Winners announced: 4th July, 2013 GMT
Winner: Mongolian babies
It's a larger-sized country, but doesn't show up on most traveler's radars. Due to the difficulty getting there? Due to some other reason? Regardless, for those who have been fortunate enough to have visited, show us what we're missing. The dramatic desolate landscapes. The cautious but friendly people. The cultural offerings. Anything you think says "Mongolia." Please give location...
Entries: 14
Winners announced: 27th June, 2013 GMT
Winner: Phewan Sunrise
For this challenge, since relatively few travelers get to this amazing country, you can enter portraits (any type), nature, culture, architecture, etc. Anything that captures the spirit of Nepal in your eyes. Please, enter images that you've not already used in prior challenges . . . let's see something fresh and new from you. (I will likely depend on help from other challenge participants in...
Entries: 5
Winners announced: 20th June, 2013 GMT
Winner: Bangladeshi eyes
For this challenge, since relatively few travelers get to this amazing country, you can enter portraits (any type), nature, culture, architecture, etc. Anything that captures the spirit of Bangladesh in your eyes. Please, enter images that you've not already used in prior challenges . . . let's see something fresh and new from you. (I will likely depend on help from other challenge...
Entries: 23
Winners announced: 13th June, 2013 GMT
Winner: Milford Sound
NZ is an embarrassment of riches in its nature diversity. So, in this challenge, you need to knock our socks off. Show us a photo that makes us say, "We have to fly to NZ next week to see this!" Please, enter images that you've not already used in prior challenges . . . let's see something fresh and new from you. (I will likely depend on help from other challenge participants in tracking down...
Entries: 17
Winners announced: 6th June, 2013 GMT
Winner: Making a splash
Show us these native Aussies, interacting with their environment. Surfers on the waves. Cowboys on the range. Window-washers outside a tall building. Use your creativity to show us a slice of life in Oz. Please, enter images that you've not already used in prior challenges . . . let's see something fresh and new from you. (I will likely depend on help from other challenge participants in...
Entries: 23
Winners announced: 30th May, 2013 GMT
Winner: BRONTE BEACH HURRICANE
You have so much to choose from. Images along the coastline. Ayers Rock. Off the Great Barrier Reef. In the desolate interior. Wow us with your amazing images. Please, enter images that you've not already used in prior challenges . . . let's see something fresh and new from you. (I will likely depend on help from other challenge participants in tracking down violators. So, images that...
20. Singapore
Entries: 18
Winners announced: 23rd May, 2013 GMT
Winner: A Golden Bay
Anything goes, from this city-state. People, landscapes, buildings...whatever says "Singapore" most to you. Please, enter images that you've not already used in prior challenges . . . let's see something fresh and new from you. (I will likely depend on help from other challenge participants in tracking down violators. So, images that are repeats could be DQ'd at any time . .. even after the...
Entries: 15
Winners announced: 16th May, 2013 GMT
Winner: Sunrise over Borobudur
Last week we looked at nature images that included a water element. This week, the challenge is to find spectacular images that DO NOT have any water element. If I see that waterfall, ocean, lake, etc, it will be DQ'd. (Note: rainfall IS fine). On a nation of islands, can you find an image without water that will still take our breaths away? That's the challenge. You can focus on nature,...
Entries: 8
Winners announced: 9th May, 2013 GMT
Winner: balinese rice terrace sunset
Indonesia has literally thousands and thousands of islands. Show us a jaw-dropping nature image, but one that also features water. It could be an underwater image. It could feature a beach, waterfall, river, lake, etc. Please, no images that you've already used in prior challenges . . . let's see something fresh and new from you. (I will likely depend on help from other challenge...
Entries: 13
Winners announced: 2nd May, 2013 GMT
Winner: Hindu Worship - Goa Gajah
Photographers could spend a lifetime shooting throughout Indonesia, and not come close to covering it all. There will be a challenge on Indo + water, and another on Indo + non-water shot. Please, enter images that you've not already used in prior challenges . . . let's see something fresh and new from you. (I will likely depend on help from other challenge participants in tracking down...
Entries: 9
Winners announced: 25th April, 2013 GMT
Winner: Night View of Seri Wawasan Bridge
What do you see when you think of Malaysia? The architecture of KL? The wilds of Borneo? This challenge is for everything related to Malaysia--other than portraits. Those will be DQ'd. But everything else is fair game. If you had only one image to express what this country means to a viewer, what would you show us? It is just fine to have one or more people in your photo. No person in the...
Entries: 8
Winners announced: 18th April, 2013 GMT
Winner: Satay!
Please, no images that you've already used in prior challenges . . . let's see something fresh and new from you. (I will likely depend on help from other challenge participants in tracking down violators. So, images that are repeats could be DQ'd at any time . .. even after the challenge ends!) See my earlier challenges, or send me a PM, if you have any questions about what an...
Entries: 21
Winners announced: 11th April, 2013 GMT
Winner: Fishing Village on the Tonle Sap Lake
We've done all types of portraits and Angkor Wat. But Cambodia has so much else to offer. Show us something else. Life in Phnom Penh. Life in Siem Reap. Sihanoukville (Kampong Som), Poipet, etc.. These images may have humans, but people may NOT be the subjects in these images. The challenge is to submit images where people are not present, or, are incidental to the main subject of the...
Entries: 24
Winners announced: 4th April, 2013 GMT
Winner: Early morning at Prasat Suor Prat
We've spent a few weeks looking at the colorful people in Cambodia. Now, on to the country's main attraction...the site informally known as Angkor Wat. Any of the ruins are fine...this is not limited to the actual Angkor Wat temple...NOT allowed are images from Siem Reap town. Show us your memorable shots, which ideally will be something we have not seen before. Note that the site itself...
Entries: 21
Winners announced: 28th March, 2013 GMT
Winner: cambodian boy
When we think of Cambodia, our thoughts naturally turn to Angkor Wat. But its people are incredibly photogenic. From monks, to adorable children, to adults working in their day-to-day lives, it's hard to find a person that is not worthy of a photograph. So, show us these images. Last week was 'environmental portraits--so, this week are traditional portraits. Typically, this means a much...
Entries: 19
Winners announced: 21st March, 2013 GMT
Winner: Cambodian woman monk
When we think of Cambodia, our thoughts naturally turn to Angkor Wat. But its people are incredibly photogenic. From monks, to adorable children, to adults working in their day-to-day lives, it's hard to find a person that is not worthy of a photograph. So, show us these images. No close-ups...that will be for next week's challenge. See my earlier challenges, or send me a PM, if you have...
Entries: 21
Winners announced: 14th March, 2013 GMT
Winner: Villiage in an Alley
Okay, we've moved from the people of Thailand, to its natural beauty. Now, show us where people live. It can be urban Bangkok, a more relaxed city like Chiang Mai, or a sleepy village in the middle of nowhere. People will be present, naturally, in many/most of these shots. But use your skills as a photographer (or, for older images, as an editor) and submit ones where the main...
Entries: 18
Winners announced: 7th March, 2013 GMT
Winner: Sunrise, Khao Sok National Park, Thailand
So much to choose from in Thailand. Wow us with white-sand beaches, steamy jungles, towering mountains, rice fields, etc. People should be absent or minimal. If my eye goes first to a human subject, I'll DQ it and ask you to send something else. (Submit that one in the Thailand--environmental portrait challenge instead) Please, no images that you've already used in prior challenges . . ....
Entries: 19
Winners announced: 28th February, 2013 GMT
Winner: Traditional old lady
Last week, we focused (heh) on environmental portraits. This week, fill the screen with your subject's face(s). Good lighting, good facial expressions, etc.. Wow us with what you submit. Please, no images that you've already used in prior challenges . . . let's see something fresh and new from you. (I will likely depend on help from other challenge participants in tracking down violators....
Entries: 29
Winners announced: 21st February, 2013 GMT
Winner: no winner
Environmental portraits only, taken in Thailand, of Thais. Next week's challenge will be for traditional portraits only. Please, no images that you've already used in prior challenges . . . let's see something fresh and new from you. (I will likely depend on help from other challenge participants in tracking down violators. So, images that are repeats could be DQ'd at any time . .. even...
Entries: 17
Winners announced: 14th February, 2013 GMT
Winner: Monsoon sunrise Ven Veing
What best symbolizes Laos to you? This challenge is for everything related to Laos--other than portraits. Those will be DQ'd. But everything else is fair game. If you had only one image to express what this country means to a viewer, what would you show us? It is just fine to have one or more people in your photo. No person in the image should take up more than 5% of the frame. I'll try to...
Entries: 18
Winners announced: 7th February, 2013 GMT
Winner: Waiting in line
Not that many people have been to Laos. But those who have rave about the people who live there. Show us your best image of a local who is interacting with his or her environment. Multiple subjects are fine. NOT allowed: images with a subject posing for the camera. A later challenge will be for all the other types of Laos images. Please note the difference between an environmental and a...
Entries: 27
Winners announced: 31st January, 2013 GMT
Winner: Ha Long Bay at Sunset
Viet Nam has everything: Spectacular mountainous landscapes, idyllic beaches, fascinating temples. This challenge is for everything related to Viet Nam other than portraits. Those will be DQ'd. But everything else is fair game. If you had only one image to express what VN means to a viewer, what would you show us? It is just fine to have one or more people in your photo. No person in the...
Entries: 32
Winners announced: 24th January, 2013 GMT
Winner: Mother and Child
Viet Nam has a vibrant set of cultures, and they are reflected in the country's people. Show us some insight into VN though your photo. It can be environmental (e.g., a farmer in the fields) or a close-up traditional portrait. The person's (people's) face(s) should fill enough of the frame so that we can see their expressions...there will be a future challenge where "distant" people will be...
Entries: 31
Winners announced: 17th January, 2013 GMT
Winner: Yuanyang Terraced Field, Yunnan, China
What symbolizes China to you? It can be the sites (e.g., Great Wall, Terra Cotta Warriors). It could be iconic animals. It could be a landscape. Whatever (other than its people) says "China" to you.
Entries: 35
Winners announced: 10th January, 2013 GMT
Winner: A Well-Deserved Break
Images will be environmental portraits ideally, but traditional portraits are also acceptable if that's all you have. This is NOT the challenge for images of the Great Wall, Forbidden City, etc . . . that will be another challenge.